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Posts made by hekkubus
OW v1 For sale in Alabama
I've gotten too fat to ride, but don't feel bad for me as my weight gain could be your OW gain if you're looking for a used but still very good OW. Approx 187 miles. Minor dings from riding.
3 port plugs
Tire pressure gauge
Tire stem extender to make it easier to air up the tire.
Asking $950 on Ebay. Link below for pictures...
RE: First beach ride - Not covered under warranty!
@dalisdair Here's what I think happens, (or at least with mine): If you get water up to the deck level, you run the risk of getting water into the LED lights, battery area, and charge port, which shorts our the circuits. Mine shorted out when I ran out of juice and plugged it it. There was a pop (there always is if I don't plug in the port first and then into the wall, even with it bone dry), and it wouldn't charge. I think I got water into because the water level was right at the bottom of the deck.
I'd say shallow puddles are fine, even riding in the rain, but I'm way more careful now about going in any water. What FM needs to do is take that video off of the site and stop acting like it's okay to ride them in the water, or at the very least they need to make a disclaimer before that video that it can short out the board.
RE: First beach ride - Not covered under warranty!
This exact thing happened to me a month after I got mine. However, they fixed mine as part of the warranty. This incident happened a year ago to the day almost from today. I'd be plenty upset if they charged me that much, but I know that I ultimately would have paid it to get my board back.
My confusion was much the same as yours because I recalled seeing videos of them doing exactly what I was doing.
Ultimately, I wouldn't ride in water on the beach. maybe on hard sand, but I know I'd keep it out of the water. You can buy XLR plugs to cover the recharge port. That's about the best protection from water that you can get. However, I keep mine out of the water unless it's shallow puddles.
Sorry for your hard luck. Believe me, I know it sucks.
Try these for some added assurance from wetness protection:
For beginners, I'd recommend slowing down and then just hopping off. As your ankles and legs get stronger, you can try to pick your heel up, toes to nose, and the other recs mentioned on here. It took me a little while to get comfortable with lifting my heel up, so I'd just hop off. Still do when things get squirrely with my balance or something.
RE: Ordered 11/2, arrived 11/12
That turnaround time has really dropped in the last year. I ordered late Oct. and got mine in mid December. The wait was excruciating for me. I would check my email many times a day to see if it had been shipped. Glad to see they've got the shipping time down.
RE: Ready to Ride! It has been too long.... What is your favorite place to OW?
If I had a destination suggestion as a favorite place, I'd suggest Chattanooga. This summer I rode around downtown Chattanooga, and it was a blast. They have a huge walking bridge that goes across the Tennessee river. Down below the bridge there's a river walk that goes under the vehicle bridge. There's a switchback path for pedestrians that is akin to the famous street in San Fran that is so curvy. Outside of Chattanooga there are some hiking paths that you can see Mike Tavares taking on in one of his youtube videos Mike Tavares Stingers Ridge. He, of course, makes it look easy. I'd recommend if you're in Chattanooga to take your OW with you.
Second favorite place has become my back yard and my deck, which is about 600 sq. feet. I'll set up obstacles and practice hairpin turns around them. I'm also pretty fortunate to have a park right across the street from my road. It has a one mile long walking track around it and a play ground that is fun to carve in and around.
My OW has a first name. It's...
Only after getting the OWBuddy app did I ever think about naming mine. I know it's weird, but it was really hard to come up with a name. I finally started looking up mythical creatures and named mine The Enfield. Here's the description that I saw and liked:
"...all Enfields will share the head of a fox and the forelegs of an eagle. Other versions can include the chest of a greyhound or lion and the hindquarters of a wolf.
Why it’s awesome: Regal yet deadly, the Enfield makes a powerful and cunning ally."
I felt that last part sums up my experience with the OW--it can be powerfully fun, but it has a dangerous side.
That said, how did you choose your name?
RE: Onewheel not charging - blinking red
Hello, same thing happen to me today. I didnt use my board during one month. I decided to charge it fully. After few minutes, the charger started to blink red with à little noise tic tic tic. Could you guys tell me if i Can fix it by myself ?
Email support and go ahead and get the ball rolling on it. If it won't turn on and run, then it's probably going to have to be sent off... I know that's painful, but their turnaround has gotten better.
RE: Unusual questions asked by random strangers
@thegreck Yeah, I took out a loan and bought my OW and a new mattress at the same time. That's how I talked the wife into letting me get one.
I teach, and my kids will ask (more because they want to buy than to be rude) how much I paid. I just tell them "A pretty good bit," and they start guessing. I'll give them clues. Strangers ask, and I usually tell them. I do, however, feel exactly like you are describing...
RE: Share your best videos from all around the world
Here's my edit from Saturday's Santa Monica meet up:
Great video. I feel like that's enough people to start a gang that harasses the elderly on their little scooters. I can imagine you guys circling them like sharks as they swing their canes to keep you at bay :)